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Star Cruises to offer Southeast Asia mini breaks from Thailand port

SuperStar GeminiLeading Asia-Pacific cruise ship operator Star Cruises has announced a series of short voyages with ports of call in the Gulf of Thailand. The company says the 1,532-passenger SuperStar Gemini will be based at the Thai port of Laem Chabang for the next winter season.

Between the 17 December and 27 April, the SuperStar Gemini will be embarking on a series of two and three night voyages around the gulf. Destinations such as Sihanoukville and Koh Kong in Cambodia as well as the southern Thai party island of Koh Samui will give passengers insightful glimpses of the attractions of this unique corner of the world.

Announcing the deployment of the SuperStar Gemini, Star Cruises president Ang Moo Lim said the company had included Phuket Island on cruise programmes for more than 20 years. He said all at the cruise line were pleased to be adding a second port in Thailand to the portfolio.

The president carried on by saying Laem Chabang’s proximity to Bangkok’s two airports plus the popularity of Thailand as a holiday destination were reasons why gulf cruises were sure to be a success. He finished off by saying the port was ideal for combo fly-cruise holidays.

Laem Chabang is easily reached from Thailand’s eastern seaboard resort town of Pattaya and is less than two hours in a taxi from Suvarnabhumi Airport, the main air gateway to Thailand. Itineraries show fares for the cruises are between THB9,000 (£204) and THB13,000 (£270). The SuperStar Gemini boasts a range of features including seven restaurants, a casino, a spa and well-stocked duty free shops.

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